Aldo Blocks and Bloor prints are here!

Just in time for what remains of cyber Monday, I’m pleased to introduce what I hope will be a new holiday tradition here at Playscapes: a set of handcrafted wooden blocks honoring a significant part of playground history. The inaugural year begins of course with our-hero-Aldo-van-Eyck.  Artist and designer Jen Bulthius of Fidoodle has done a beautiful job of capturing the iconic elements of his post-WWII Amsterdam playgrounds on hand-screened  maple blocks for playground lovers ages 1 to 101!

They’re joined in the storefront (access it from the menu in the header) by a silkscreen print from the wondertwins of play, Simon and Tom Bloor.  Many of you have asked about their previous posters, which are now out of print, so I commissioned one just for Playscapes.  The Illusion makes a characteristically bold statement about play, atop a fierce rainbow background.

Both the print and the blocks are limited editions; please order early to make your holidays merry and bright!

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